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  1. Arrivederci, Nemanja

    Mark Payne

    Nemanja Vidic's future is now secure. Next season he will be running about on fields in Italy wearing the colours of Inter Milan. He departs United as an impressive and loyal captain, and perhaps with a slightly bitter taste in his mouth. Eight ye...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Crisis stirs battle not yet fought

    Mark Payne

    Since the Glazer family bought Manchester United in 2005, an uneasy tension has existed between those steeped in the tradition of the club and those solely interested in its moneymaking abilities. The current crisis at Old Trafford sets the club's tw...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. The year of plummeting dangerously

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United are not playing this weekend. The League Cup final is being contested between Manchester City and Sunderland on Sunday, thereby ensuring the Manchester derby is rescheduled for late March. By then, United could be in an even further...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. Rooney volley rubber-stamps contract

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United have recorded their first away win of 2014, and we are just a week shy of entering March. They needed the country's best-paid player, Wayne Rooney, to seal the victory and will travel home counting the positives from an accomplished...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  5. After walking away, could Rene return?

    Mark Payne

    As Manchester United's players and staff sun themselves in Dubai this week, they will be unable to avoid moments of contemplation about how this season has unfolded. Whilst change is necessary and indeed planned, fate has presented manager David Moye...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  6. Utd plumb tactical depths as Fulham earn point

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United can't really be this bad. Or perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson was even better than we thought. This 2-2 draw with bottom club Fulham did nothing to mask United's failings, and there are many of them. They are not making the most of the ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  7. The spending must go on

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United breaking their transfer record is an event worthy of attention, particularly when the club is in such dire straits. A quick glance at their recent purchasing history indicates why they are currently floundering. The chequebook will ...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  8. Manchester United's confidence-sapping tumble has long roots

    Mark Payne

    David Moyes will receive the majority of the criticism for a run of form that extinguishes Manchester United's title ambitions before the equinox and leaves the confidence of their fans and players in tatters. While the new manager is performing badl...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  9. Nostalgia abounds, but United must focus on the present

    Mark Payne

    The release of Sir Alex Ferguson's book this morning attracted more journalists than the moon landing. It did nothing to help the sheen of averageness clouding Manchester United's performances since he stepped down from the position of manager. Meanw...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  10. Moyes has questions to answer

    Mark Payne

    Through thick and thin, for better or worse, that is the contract of a football supporter. Manchester United fans are currently experiencing a "thin" period. Boos are not often heard at Old Trafford, but they rang out on Saturday. This limp 1-2 home ...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  11. Moyes gets key win as United bounce back

    Mark Payne

    Just 18 months ago, these sides were managed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish, two of the grand old men of football who dueled in these fixtures across the decades. David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers are younger men, but are fully aware of the pa...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  12. Culture of overreaction underrates Fellaini

    Mark Payne

    The dust has settled. Manchester United suffered a beating during the transfer window, and for all intents and purposes, it looked like a failure. Without question, mistakes were made, but analysis of the cold facts shows that United's main failing w...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  13. Moyes after first blood vs. Chelsea, Mourinho

    Mark Payne

    The script was much the same as it had been in the past. Manchester United's manager and Jose Mourinho are the best of friends. David Moyes likes Jose and is "looking forward to seeing him," he said at his Friday briefing ahead of Monday's meeting at...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  14. Eleven years of Rio

    Mark Payne

    Rio Ferdinand's Manchester United testimonial will be held at Old Trafford this Friday, and the showpiece match against Sevilla is a well-deserved tribute to the centre-half. During his tenure in Manchester, Ferdinand has overcome more than one setba...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  15. United's top transfers

    Mark Payne

    With Manchester United rumoured to be preparing a club-record bid for Cesc Fabregas, a look at history suggests that they might think again. United have had mixed results when breaking transfer records in the past, and the list of their most expensiv...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  16. Manchester United moving towards Bayern template

    Mark Payne

    Losing the longest-serving manager in British football was always going to prove a wrench for the Premier League champions, but the club's actions over the summer suggest there is a clear blueprint for the future. This week's announcement that Ryan G...

    Blog | July 05, 2013